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'm against dumb drone strikes. we seem to have stepped up our drone strikes in pakistan, and also in yemen. we have done six strikes in the span of eight days. this is significantly increased from the past, and it was pretty heavy in the past as well. in fact, according to the bureau of investigative journalism. since 2002 our drone strikes have killed between 558 to 1119 civilians, that's not militants and 204 to 350 have been children. the person who is known as mr. drone is john brennan so what does he get? of course, a promotion. he's now being considered for the head of the c.i.a. in fact, he has been nominated by president obama. now when he was asked about drone strikes earlier, here's part of what he had to say. >> we may also use force isn't with our inherent rights of national self defense. there is nothing in international law that bans the use of remotely piloted aircraft for this purpose or prohibits us from using lethal force against our enemies outside an active battlefield. at least when the country involved consents or is unable for unwilling to take action against the thr
seven in two weeks. the most recent, 11 in pakistan. when we accidently kill the wrong people, aren't their whole families and neighborhoods and communities much more likely to sign up to fight us? doesn't that incite terrorism to fight against us a lot more than a picture would? >> certainly. i'm actually in favor of targeted drone strikes when they're done right because the bottom line we're fighting the bad guys. you can't be a human rights purist when you're in the business of intelligence or trying to take out terrorists. but there are definitely problems with the drone strikes and certainly this collateral damage with what we call collateral damage is to other people the loss of their families and their children, and that is going to create a lot more animosity toward the united states than the release of photos of either bin laden or his funeral you know, and ostensibly somber occasion and feel as the american public we should see--if all that information was already released to two hollywood filmmakers you can't make the argument that we the american people cannot see that.
dropped on our precious brothers and sisters in pakistan somalia and yemen. >> cenk: dr. cornell west said that on thursday in poverty in america panel. chris, do you think that is a fair criticism? >> i think those criticisms have been raised throughout the campaign by the liberal critics of the president and i think also by some more libertarians critics of the president. they will continue to be raised so long as the administration engages in policies that seem to run counter to other statements that he's made, and statements that he made in his 2008 election run. >> cenk: michael, of course, some people think it's too harsh. what is your take on it? >> yeah, i think it's too harsh. if you look at it going back to what today was it was king holiday. he's using king's bible. he is the first president of color in our history. he is the fruition for everything that martin luther king jr. dreamt of. is he everything? no. no one can be everything. you were talking earlier, cenk about the imperfections, we may not get done everything that we want to do. the very same speech that king made in
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